(NEW YORK) — The Dallas Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives, and wide receiver Dez Bryant will be there every step of the way as he will play through a broken index finger.
While some doctors have advised Bryant to sit out the rest of the season, he will continue to play through the injury only because they are trying to secure a playoff spot.
“The position that we are in, that makes me want to be out there,” Bryant told ESPNDallas.com. “If there was anything less than what we got a chance of, I would have went ahead and got surgery.”
The Cowboys are just one game behind the New York Giants for a share of the NFC East division lead. They are also just one game out of the final Wild Card playoff spot in the NFC.
Bryant is enjoying his best season in the NFL so far this year. In 13 games, the 24-year old Bryant has 75 catches for 1,028 yards with nine touchdowns.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN